Condensed matter & material physics ‑ theory

The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science has several active labs in which scientists are seeking to better understand the nature of matter and materials by studying their properties and interactions.

Condensed matter physics is the branch dealing with the physical properties of matter in its condensed phase, while material physics considers the both the subatomic and macroscopic properties of matter. An understanding of both physics and chemistry can be helpful in this reseach area.